Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: Perth and Kinross
156 JTS insurance valuation
I'm looking for some opinions/advice please...
Last week some %$x*^! rear ended my lovely 156 2.0 JTS Veloce and I've just been informed this afternoon that given the new shape it's sporting at the back it's being considered as a total loss. They are asking what I think the market value is of the car and I'd like some advice on what to tell them. A quick look on autotrader suggests a similar replacement would be any where between £2000 and £4000, how much should I be pushing for? I don't want to go silly, but also don't want to sell myself short either. The other driver has admitted liability and the claim is being handled by my own insurance, does that mean that they are likely to be more generous on the settlement given that they will recover the costs?
My car is/was :
156 2.0 JTS Veloce (31/01/2005 - 54 plate)
11.5 months MOT (new tyres, discs, pads 2 weeks ago!)
1 wee cosmetic scuff on the corner of the front bumper, otherwise it's in pretty good nick.
I'm hoping I don't end up with a cheque that will only stretch to a 51 plate fiesta!